Feds Spying on US Cell Phones via ‘Dirtboxes’ Fixed in Planes

Feds Spying on US Cell Phones via ‘Dirtboxes’ Fixed in Planes The extent to which spying tactics are employed by the United States (US) can be gauged from the fact that security and law enforcing agencies have been in the eye of the storm for disregarding the privacy of citizens at the expense of collecting round the clock information. Whistleblowers have been particularly busy in the ...
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Study finds 89 percent of college students experience phantom vibration syndrome

Study finds 89 percent of college students experience phantom vibration syndrome A recent study conducted by researchers from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne examined how many undergraduate students were experiencing “phantom vibration syndrome.” This occurs when a person thinks their phone is buzzing, but once they look at it, they didn’t receive anything. The study found 89 percent of undergraduates reported experiencing this sensation at least ...
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Study shows people are watching TV while playing on their cell phones

Study shows people are watching TV while playing on their cell phones A recent study conducted by the Pew Research and American Life Project found many cell phone owners are doing various things on their mobile devices while they watch TV. The study, which surveyed 2,254 people from March and April of this year, showed 52 percent of cell phones owners use their phones while sitting back ...
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Kenyans cell phones are used for nearly all business

Kenyans cell phones are used for nearly all business Residents of Kenya are spending a fraction of the cost for a good calling plan without any contract requiring a person to stick with a carrier for a long period of time. According to NBC News, the result has Kenyans on their phones quite often and able to conduct much more business than ever before. ...
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Survey found consumers utilizing tracking software to keep tabs on family

Survey found consumers utilizing tracking software to keep tabs on family A recent survey conducted by GFI Software found many consumers are seeking out location-based cell phone tracking software, but it isn’t just to find lost phones, some users are utilizing it to keep tabs on family members. The survey of 1,000 respondents from across the country showed 12 percent would use a location tracking software ...
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Officials struggle with protecting pedestrians as they walk and text

Officials struggle with protecting pedestrians as they walk and text The country’s safety officials are trying to protect pedestrians from getting hit by a car or tripping on the sidewalk, as many Americans are not only distracted by their cell phones while driving, but as they walk as well, according to The Associated Press. The majority is either guilty of doing so or has seen ...
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Google releases new Handwrite feature for devices

Google releases new Handwrite feature for devices Many believed the days of having to handwrite anything were gone, but not if Google has anything to say about it. The search engine supergiant has recently launched a new feature for smartphones and tablets, which allows the user to write with their finger on the device and a Google search will appear, according to ...
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Cell phone applications and software help owners find devices

Cell phone applications and software help owners find devices Cell phone tracking software systems are becoming little detectives, as people who are victim to their phone being stolen are quickly reunited with their device due to the applications. One example of this occurred on July 17, when two carjackers stole a car with the passenger’s cell phones in the vehicle in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ...
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